“A Victory for Democracy: California judges leave gay marriage to voters.”

Wall Street Journal: “‘It bears emphasis . . . that our role is limited to interpreting and applying the principles and rules embodied in the California Constitution, setting aside our own personal beliefs and values.’ That sigh of judicial restraint was actually issued by the California Supreme Court, which yesterday upheld Proposition 8, last year’s ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage in the state.”

Thomas Messner writing at the Heritage Foundation: A Victory for Marriage and Democracy